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R2-D2 sells for $2.76 million at auction

R2-D2 sells for $2.76 million at auction

Yes, you read that title right. But before you start getting upset that the iconic Star Wars droid should have fetched a much higher price, know that it wasn't the R2-D2. Sold by the Profiles in History auction house in California this week, this model was described as a "complete R2-D2 unit" that was assembled from various original parts. When you put that under consideration, it makes perfect sense why this R2-D2 would sell for a mere $2.76 million in pocket change.

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More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

Today we present the best look at Rey's Lightsaber we currently have available - up close and personal with a nice set of photos. These images come with a bit of confirmation of information passed down this week by the keeper of the canon for Star Wars: Pablo Hidalgo. Before there's any confusion when the first wave of The Last Jedi toys are released in stores - the name "Rey's Lightsaber" is a simple re-naming of a lightsaber we already know very well.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

The first major photo shoot for Star Wars The Last Jedi brought with it a question of nature of one alien in particular - this horse-faced fellow you see before you. "Many Bothans died to bring us this information," said Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebellion, in Star Wars Return of The Jedi. Since then it's been a never-ending battle to decide what Bothans - the Bothan Spies, that is - were and how they looked. In the most recent discussion on the matter, it's clear: there is no one, single version of a Bothan, but many.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in next James Cameron Terminator movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in next James Cameron Terminator movie

The Terminator movie series seemingly died with the bomb that was 2015's Genisys, but as we reported earlier this year, none other than director James Cameron may be returning to the franchise for a new film. But now there's news coming out of the Cannes Film Festival this weekend that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he'll return to star in the next Cameron-involved Terminator movie.

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Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

The director of The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) apparently asked the director of The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) to change the end of his film. Johnson revealed this information this week alongside tiny details about how involved he was during the creation of the first film. At this point we've got to warn you that you'll want to turn back if you're not all about spoilers - though the spoilers are mainly for The Force Awakens, not so much The Last Jedi. Though if you want to be entirely vegan about the next film, now's the time to click out.

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May the fourth be with you: Digital Star Wars media to celebrate

May the fourth be with you: Digital Star Wars media to celebrate

May the 4th be with you, all you Android and iOS users, it's a day of celebration for the likes of Star Wars fans everywhere. As such, developers of Star Wars apps and games have put their best force forward with a few price-chops. Google's done a decent job of arranging and displaying the lot - right alongside 5 of the 7 movies that are currently out and available for download, plus comics, plus books, plus soundtracks - though the last few aren't on sale, exactly.

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A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A bunch of Star Wars-themed events are taking place starting today, the 3rd of May, and last until the end of May the 4th (be with you). This is the ump-teenth time in a row that Star Wars has been celebrated on the 4th of May - back since the first Star Wars Geek heard those fabulous 6 words in that order. Fourth really sounds like Force - so let's use it to fill the bottomless pit of need for more Star Wars merchandise and special events, forever!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Star Lord’s Jacket Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Star Lord’s Jacket Review

Every good modern superhero needs a great jacket. For Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hero Star Lord (AKA Peter Quill), that means a red ravager jacket. The jacket we're taking a peek at today is a replica made by the folks at Film Jackets, and for lack of a better term to describe a piece of clothing such as this, this jacket is completely radical.

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Will Disney edit Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy says no (sort of)

Will Disney edit Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy says no (sort of)

An interview with Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy has popped up this week with a few pointed questions on the future of Star Wars. The folks at SteeleWars (comedian Steele Saunders, to be exact) asked Kennedy how free Lucasfilm is, in its current form, to edit past Star Wars films. Can alterations be made to past Star Wars films, or are they set in stone from this point forward?

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Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks discuss The Circle

Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks discuss The Circle

The film The Circle actors Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and Patton Oswalt sat down for a chat today live on Twitter. Right this minute we've got a recap of that chat, including the full chat as re-posted to Twitter through Periscope. This film is essentially about a single company that represents such tech titans as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, and follows the story of a tech worker by the name of Mae Holland (Emma Watson).

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BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

This week we're taking a peek at a LEGO motorcycle [BMW R 1200 GS Adventure] that can be re-built as a hoverbike. It's completely batty, to be sure - but the appeal in having a BMW-branded hoverbike was more than I could handle. I had to built it - and built it I did. It took a few hours (spread out over a few days, about an hour off and on each day), and was quite enjoyable to see unfold. The build you're seeing here photographed by SlashGear is the Hoverbike part of this equation.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer 1 Teaser thrills and chills

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer 1 Teaser thrills and chills

This morning the first Star Wars The Last Jedi teaser trailer was released to the public, and it's a chiller. Just like the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens, this trailer starts off with a shock. Not necessarily anything that'll blow your socks off, but it's meant to start you off with a sharp slap in the face. Don't worry - this article won't be spoiling anything for you before you experience this trailer for yourself!

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